Posts Categorized: Bad Twists

Apr 22
Review: The Last Academy by Anne Applegate

Review: The Last Academy by Anne Applegate

Like many other bloggers, I take notes while reading to aid in the writing of my reviews.  While reading The Last Academy, my notes were comments like, “Is ANYTHING going to happen?” and “I feel like I’m missing something here.”  I considered giving up, because so much of this book just didn’t make a lot of sense, and it didn’t really engage me.  The synopsis describes a thriller plot, but what I was actually reading was more of the mundane… Read more »


Feb 25
Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

***Note – This review contains spoilers of the first novel, Unearthly.*** Oh, Cynthia – you had me at Unearthly.  But you’ve started to lose me with Hallowed.  Not completely; not by a log shot.  But much of the magic that was in Unearthly just was not here for me.  Let’s start with the BIG REVEALS.  Now, I like a big reveal; who doesn’t?  But one heaped on top of another can start to feel cheap.  Or manipulative.  We had a… Read more »